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We’re History
It took Rome a lot longer.
By Bill Croke
on 2.18.13 @ 6:07AM

    “….the Roman government appeared everyday less formidable to its enemies, more odious and oppressive to its subjects. The taxes were multiplied with the public distress; economy was neglected in proportion as it became necessary…. If all the barbarian conquerors had been annihilated in the same hour, their total destruction would not have restored the empire of the West: and if Rome still survived, she survived the loss of freedom, of virtue, and of honour.”
    Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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